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Urban and Rural Comparative Health, Ecuador


Ecuador: Chone, Quito

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks


Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Throughout the year


Every month, throughout the year


This program is open to those who possess
* Minimal Spanish
* Conversant Spanish
* Fluent Spanish
(Please be aware that during 2 weeks in the town of Chone, there is no opportunity to study Spanish in a classroom setting):

Education Level:
This program is open to participants who are 20 or over at the time of participation.We accept students of all nationalities with interest in international health and relevant educational background. Participants may be any of the following:

* Medical Residents, MD & DO
* Medical Students, MD & DO 1-2
* Medical Students, MD & DO 3-4
* Pre-Medical Students
* Post-bacc pre-medical students
* Gap year pre-medical students
* Graduate nursing students
* Nursing Students
* Public health students
* Physicians Assistants Students
* Natuorpathic students
* Medical Anthropology Students

If you do not fit into one of these categories, please contact us to see if you would be eligible to apply.

Intern Types

  • Health Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Nursing


  • English
  • Spanish

Subject Areas

  • Health Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pre-med
  • Public Health
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Approx. 2,500 for 4 weeks

Cost Includes:

  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Language instruction
  • Registration fees
  • Travel while in host country
  • Written materials pre-departure

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Culture
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Public Health

Age Range

21 and over

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Scholarships are Available

As available-- see CFHI website.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home